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The correlation coefficient for blood pressure and amount of vegetables eaten in a group of people is -0.7. Analyze the following statement:
High blood pressure is caused by not eating vegetables.
Is this a reasonable conclusion?
A. No; blood pressure and eating vegetables are completely unrelated
B. No; even though there is a strong negative correlation, not eating vegetables doesn't necessarily cause high blood pressure
C. Yes; eating vegetables reduces blood pressure, so the opposite is also true
D. Yes; the correlation coefficient is below -0.5, so that implies causation

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When the correlation coefficient is close to 1 or it is close to -1, then we have a strong correlation between the involved variables

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what do you think?

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C

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that's right!

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